"Mark Shuttleworth is a man who wears many hats. To some, he is
the founder of the Ubuntu project. To others, he's the man behind
Canonical, and HBD Venture Capital. Much of the world knows him as
the first African space traveler. There is another hat that
Shuttleworth wears that isn't always at the forefront of
conversation. It is an extremely important hat, not only for the
future of open source software, but for the future of learning,
South Africa, and the world at large.
"Talking to Shuttleworth is enlightening, and talking to him
about something he's particularly passionate about is a treat. He
attributes much of his success to 'luck' and much of his efforts to
give back as 'simply responsibility.' Maybe there is luck involved,
and maybe it is responsibility that calls him, but after speaking
with him, we're convinced it is less luck and more intellect,
empathy, and deep passion and compassion for his industry and
fellow human beings..."